Archive for Dezember, 2011
Galaxy Nexus: Accessing the embedded secure element and insights into Google Wallet.
Written by NFC Admin Freitag, 30 Dezember 2011 11:18
Recently the XDA-Developer lukegb described how to run the current version of Google Wallet on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. There are also other approaches to modify Google Wallet. The devices need to be rooted in order to have all the rights in order to access the embedded secure element of the device. Google Wallet is configured (partly hardcoded) to use the embedded secure element.
PayPal pilots NFC payment in Sweden
Written by NFC Admin Donnerstag, 29 Dezember 2011 06:47
According to different sources (mobilepaymentstoday.com, computerworld.ch, mobilecommercedaily.com) PayPal has launched an NFC pilot in Sweden. The payment method will be accepted at two Stockholm retailers: sports equipment provider Alpingaraget and electronics outlet Webhallen.
Development with Android Beam and NFC Peer-2-Peer
Written by NFC Admin Mittwoch, 28 Dezember 2011 05:52
NFC offers three different operating modes:
- Card Emulation Mode
- Reader Writer Mode
- Peer-2-Peer Mode
Reader Writer Mode is already available in Android since the first Gingerbread release in December 2010. Card Emulation Mode, which is actually required for Google Wallet, is not yet available for public. Peer-2-Peer Mode as defined in ISO 18092 is now finding its way into Android devices, also known as “Android Beam”.
NFC for public transport – how to deal with DESFire?
Written by NFC Admin Dienstag, 27 Dezember 2011 06:48
Today contactless technology is already widespread in public transport. NXP with its products MIFARE Plus (former Mifare Classic) and MIFARE DESFire is the most dominate player besides Sony with FeliCa which is commonly used in Asia.
Cutting edge mobile app for Easybank and BAWAG/PSK
Written by NFC Admin Donnerstag, 22 Dezember 2011 03:07
Austria’s largest direct bank easybank and BAWAG/PSK launched their mobile banking apps for Android and iOS today. Both apps come with a sophisticated user interfaces as well as all neccessary banking features required by the customer. The apps have a playful approach in order to lift mobile banking experience to a next level.
How will RTA deal with NFC?
Written by NFC Admin Sonntag, 18 Dezember 2011 07:32
RTA is Dubai’s Public Transport Operator. RTA’s NOL Card can be used for transportation on the metro, busses or water taxis. NOL Card can also be used for paying parking fees as well as taxis. Currently there are four different kinds of NOL Cards. Three of them (silver, gold, blue) are based on MIFARE DESFire and act as an e-purse whereas the red one uses MIFARE UltraLight, which can be loaded with 10 trips.
Car2Go starts in Vienna with contactless technology made in Austria.
Written by NFC Admin Dienstag, 13 Dezember 2011 11:10
Daimler’s mobility provider Car2Go launched in Vienna on Dec 6th. The company provides 300 Smart-For-2 for the city of Vienna. Only Member Card holders can use the cars. The member card is actually a Mifare DESFire Card. Therefore the cars have an on-board unit containing a contactless reader and a GPRS Modem that is connected to the communication bus system of the car. Using the Member Card, the doors of the car are unlocked.
NFC Geldkarte – broken by design?
Written by NFC Admin Sonntag, 11 Dezember 2011 05:28
The Union of German’s Sparkassen (Deutsche Sparkassen- und Giroverband; DSGV) currently is in the middle of huge NFC project. The plan is to start rolling out 45 Mio. NFC enabled bankcards to customers in mid 2012.
Samsung pushs in-house NFC Chips S3FHRN2 and SENHRN2
Written by NFC Admin Freitag, 9 Dezember 2011 03:55
Samsung presented its in-house desigend NFC Chips S3FHRN2 (without secure element) and SENHRN2 with an embedded secure element.
SIM Alliance agrees on specification for secure element access API
Written by NFC Admin Donnerstag, 8 Dezember 2011 10:18
The SIMalliance, an industry forum of smart card manufacturers and technology providers, agreed on a common API which allows a developer to access the secure element such as the UICC form an application running on the phone.
- NFC Phones
- NFC Stickers